Chief Greg Cade Has Been Selected as 2022 Recipient of the Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and Motorola Solutions are proud to announce that Chief Greg Cade is the recipient of the 2022 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. The award presentation will take place on April 7th at the 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner.

Chief Cade’s demonstration of leadership in his various positions and his commitment to the health and safety of firefighters and emergency personnel caught the attention of the George W. Bush Administration. In 2007, he was nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate as United States Fire Administrator.

Chief Cade joined the fire service in 1968 as a member of the Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue Department. He rose through the ranks during his 54-year career and served in various leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels. Among his leadership positions at the department level, Cade served for six years as Chief of Hampton Division of Fire/Rescue Department, followed by nine years as chief of the City of Virginia Beach Fire Department.

Before his retirement in 2021, Cade worked for the National Fire Protection Association, serving as its Director of Government Affairs and a regional director. During this time, he also served as Chair of the CFSI National Advisory Committee, providing leadership to the 38-member committee on a broad range of national fire issues.

“As fire chief of Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue Department early in Greg’s career, I realized he had the right attributes and skills to become a leader in the fire and emergency services at the department and national levels,” said Jim Estepp, CFSI Vice President. “The pursuit of firefighter health and safety has always driven Greg, and he has always shown a firm resolve to advocate for issues that benefit our nation’s first responders. This award is a well-deserved honor.”

Information about the 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner is available by clicking here. The symposium will feature a seminars program covering a broad range of national fire and life safety issues and opportunities to interact with federal officials and your peers.